Dave Trottier, aka Dr. Format, gives advice on the most common screenwriting format mistake and on whether you need to use "DAY" and "NIGHT".
Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, answers Script's reader questions on formatting a screenplay like a pro.
Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, answers the question, "Can you give me one good reason why I shouldn’t include camera directions for screenplays?
Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, explains although you often hear the advice to avoid flashbacks, they’re perfectly legitimate if used properly.
Dave Trottier, AKA Dr. Format, explains the importance of readability in your screenplay. Before your script has a shot to be greenlit, it needs to be an enjoyable read.
Do I need screenwriting software to get my screenplay format to meet industry standards? What screenwriting products can help me with script format? Script format is the language of the screenplay. Screenwriting software makes it easier to learn this language and to communicate with other industry professionals who “speak” the same...
Almost every guru and teacher has his or her specific model or paradigm for structuring and outlining a screenplay. Whose screenplay structure do you choose? Dave Trottier chimes in.
Dave Trottier is a produced screenwriter, award-winning teacher, acclaimed script consultant, author of The Screenwriter’s Bible , and friendly host of keepwriting.com. Follow Dave on Twitter: @DRTrottier. Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! It was the most beautiful chocolate cake I had ever seen. The college professor...
After decades in the biz, David Trottier shares the top dialogue errors he has seen over and over again in screenplays.
Click to tweet this article to your friends and followers! Question: When I’m writing scenes in one location, say hotel or a house, how do I format the sluglines properly? You’ve often heard the terms slug, slug line, and mini-slug in reference to screenwriting. Understanding these terms is paramount, so let’s...